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Deep Renewal

In Beauty on March 30, 2011 at 9:45 am

The other day my dry, cracked lips were looking for a savior. Even though I constantly wear lip gloss, lipstick, or some sort of lip lubricant, I always seem to be reapplying (every 15 minutes) out of sheer annoyance of my dry lips. In my desperate attempt to find something to sooth my lips, I came across a new package of Blistex Deep Renewal. Flashing back to my middle school days when I wore blistex (and hated it), I almost passed this little tube by. Almost. And thank goodness I didn’t. After applying the lip balm to my lips they were immediately soothed but that’s not what impressed me. It was an hour after applying the lip balm that I noticed my lips were moist and totally smooth — no dry, cracked ridges. I am hooked now. In between my daily lip gloss applications, I am using Deep Renewal and my lips have never looked better! They are smoother, shinier, less dry, and almost a little pinker (if that’s possible).

Deep Renewal is the anti-aging lip treatment that’s clinically-proven to reduce visible signs of aging, deliver superb moisturization, and promote lasting lip health and vitality with consistent use. It also contains Coenzyme Q-10…which is the gold standard for moisturization and overall revitalization.

If your lips are like mine — in constant need of moisture– I highly suggest you check this stuff out!

Buy It: Drugstore
Cost: $2.99

Lust Item

In Fashion on March 28, 2011 at 3:41 pm

I came across this hot, open back, deep v party dress and fell in love! Boulee is making me weak in the knees with their spring collection Skyler Open-Back Dress. Pair this hot look with warm gold jewelry and sky high platform sandals and you’ll be a sure winner!

Buy It: Saks
Cost: $240.00

Lit From Within Look

In Beauty on March 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

Looking for a natural flush without painfully pinching your cheeks? Loaded with vitamin E, Hourglass Aura Sheer Cheek Stain in Flush is a sheer red stain gives your face a natural, just pinched glow—no Great Aunt Tilly required.

To apply, you swipe the applicator on the apples of your cheeks and lightly tap the color around to achieve the desired look. Once you are done applying, you are guaranteed to have a lit from within glow.

Buy It: Sephora
Cost: $45.00

Antiperspirant doesn’t cause Cancer!

In Health & Fitness on March 24, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Unfortunately in this world, many things we enjoy or need to use come with potential health risks. Experts often debate the dangers of certain chemicals used in beauty products, but as consumers (and perhaps beauty junkies) being force-fed loads of conflicting information, it’s hard to decipher fact from fiction. For example, many women have sworn off using antiperspirant altogether (preferring gentle deodorants), claiming it can cause cancer. Well, the smart ladies over at Beauty Brains have done some investigating and found that many of these scary antiperspirant claims are total rubbish. In fact, the American Cancer Society no longer wants these rumors running rampant, and they’re setting the record straight.

These are five statements about antiperspirant. Read them all and then guess which ones are true:

1. Antiperspirants increase our risk of developing breast cancer.
2. Applying antiperspirant immediately after shaving allows chemicals to more easily enter the body from the armpit area and increases the risk of breast cancer.
3. Parabens in antiperspirants cause disease.
4. Antiperspirants prevent people from sweating out cancer-causing toxins out through our lymph nodes, so toxins build up in breast tissue.
5. Men are less likely to get breast cancer since antiperspirant gets caught in their underarm hair and is not absorbed by their skin.

Rock out like Lady Gaga

In Electronics, Entertainment on March 21, 2011 at 10:45 am

Looking to be more like Lady Gaga? Minus the eclectic outfits and pod/egg structures, you can. Enter Lady Gaga HeartBeats Headphones.

The Lady Gaga HeartBeats In-Ear Headphones from Monster are the result of a direct collaboration between Lady Gaga and Monster, with the goal of creating one-of-a-kind headphones that sound amazing. Designed by Lady Gaga herself, the HeartBeats look like no other headphone available and offer the sound quality to match. The HeartBeats capture the deep bass and pitch-perfect treble created by today’s digital artists, allowing you to feel the music instead of merely listening to it.

The in-ear design and soft silicone eartips provide a secure, comfortable fit that will keep you listening for hours. A proper fit provides maximum noise isolation, improves bass response, and allows you to listen at lower, safer volume levels. Monster’s exclusive flat cable design ensures that the HeartBeats are always tangle-free, while the standard 3.5mm mini plug provides compatibility with a wide range of MP3 players, CD players, computers, and other devices.

Buy It: Amazon
Cost: $99.00

Do It All Day Long…Your Fitness that is

In Health & Fitness on March 18, 2011 at 11:52 am

Ever wonder how many calories you’re burning during the day? Or how many steps you’ve taken? Or how many hours of actual sleep you got the night before? Well now there is a device that will track all of these things for you! The Fitbit is a tiny device (size of a quarter) that accurately tracks your calories burned, steps taken, distance traveled and sleep quality.

The Fitbit contains a 3D motion sensor like the one found in the Nintendo Wii and tracks your motion in three dimensions and converts this into useful information about your daily activities. You can wear the Fitbit on your waist, in your pocket or on undergarments and at night, you can wear the Fitbit clipped a wristband in order to track your sleep.

Also you can track your progress online because the data is wirelessly transferred via a base station. Everytime you walk by the base, the data from your Fitbit is silently uploaded in the background to Fitbit.com. Love it!

Buy It: Fitbit
Cost: $99

Little Black Dress

In Fashion on March 17, 2011 at 11:25 am

Having one standby LBD is great because you always have something to wear. However, it sometimes helps to have mulitple black dresses to work with different occasions. This All Saints Misae Dress is a voluminous puffy dream that works for a spring garden party or an evening cocktail with coworkers. The heavily washed dress creates a soft hand feel and drape and the skirt volume is created using pleating and tucking technique. Pair with vibrant red pumps or bedazzled flats.

Buy It: All Saints
Cost: $199.00

Being a Domestic Goddess

In Home on March 15, 2011 at 10:01 am

Being a domestic goddess and a fashionista is tough work but that doesn’t mean that you can’t look cute while ruling the kitchen! Make sure your manicure stays intact and your dish washing session is photo worthy with this adorable Geranium Kitchen Brush and these hot Scrub a Dub Rubber Gloves. Maybe being a stunning superwomen is possible after all!

Buy It:
Geranium Kitchen Brush $8.00

Scrub a Dub Rubber Gloves $14.00

Golden Goddess

In Beauty on March 14, 2011 at 9:58 am

The last couple of weeks my friends and colleagues have been commenting on the tan glow I’ve been sporting – asking me if I’m spending more time in the sun or hitting up the spray tanning booth. Much to their surprise I haven’t been logging hours under the sun or at the local tannery, I’ve been using Jergens Natural Glow Healthy Complexion Daily Facial Moisturizer. This may seem counterintuitive for a 30 year old to be using a non-anti-aging face cream but because of the glowing tan I now own, I’m really digging it. It also has an SPF 20 in it so I feel good about the basic wrinkle protection.

Jergens came out with their Natural Glow Moisturizer years ago and I never really gave it a second thought but now that I am using it daily, I am loving the results! This moisturizer gradually creates fabulous, natural-looking color with a subtle, skin-darkening complex. Specially formulated for your face and recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation, this advanced SPF 20 anti-aging formula contains broad-spectrum UVA & UVB protection to defend against everyday sun exposure and premature aging.

Jergens even claims that the collagen & elastin formula firms skin, so in as little as seven days of daily use you’ll experience tighter, firmer skin with less noticeable cellulite and improved elasticity. Right now I’m happy with a slightly tanner face but if this body lotion helps firm skin, I will be bathing myself in it.

Teen Vogue, Allure, TotalBeauty.com, Seventeen, Brides Magazine, Glamour, and Self have all awarded this moisturizer the best self tanner! Check out the accolades here!

Buy It: Drugstore
Cost: $8.79

Red Hots

In Accessories, Fashion on March 10, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Let your saucy side shine this spring with red hot fashion! This bold color is the exact vibrant look you need to pull you away from the cold darkness of winter. Try the red hot look by adding a cherry red bangle to your outfit, or go wild and wear head-to-toe fire engine red.

Check out these red hots!

MMR Cap Sleeve Side Pleat Dress $160

Kate Spade New York Coddle Hill – Leslie Leather Satchel $425

Valentino Rose Jelly Thong Sandals $275

Forever21 Beaded Gladiator Bracelet $11.80